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MEDICAID CONGRESS AGENDA:
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
PRECONFERENCE SYMPOSIA
(Choose one Preconference only)

Pre-Conference I. Understanding the Medicaid Drug Benefit
7:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m.

Amanda Bartelme
Manager, Avalere Health LLC, Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Rhonda Driver, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmacy & Clinical Services, MO HealthNet Division, Missouri Department of Social Services, Jefferson City, MO
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Jennifer Kowalski
Manager, Avalere Health, Washington, DC

Jude Walsh
Special Assistant, Office of Health Policy and Finance, Governor's Office, State of Maine, Augusta, ME

12:00 p.m. Adjournment of Preconference
Lunch on your Own

Pre-Conference II. Elements of State Coverage Reform
7:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m.

Todd Eberly, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Caroline Fisher
Manager, Avalere Health, Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Peter Harbage
President, Harbage Consulting, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, Henderson, NV

John Holahan, PhD
Director, Urban Institute, Washington, DC
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Asher Mikow, MHA
Research Analyst, The Center for Health Program Development and Management, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

12:00 p.m. Adjournment of Preconference
Lunch on your Own



MEDICAID CONGRESS AGENDA: DAY I
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
OPENING GENERAL SESSION: THE CURRENT STATE OF MEDICAID
1:00 p.m. Welcome, Introduction, and Conference Overview

Jon Blum
Vice President, Avalere Health, Washington, DC (Co-chair)
1:30 p.m. Keynote Panel: State Leaders Sound Off-Medicaid Directors' Perspectives on the State of Health Reform

Deborah Bachrach, Esq.
Medicaid Director and Deputy Commissioner, Office of Health Insurance Programs, Department of Health, State of New York, Albany, NY

John G. Folkemer
Deputy Secretary, Health Care Financing, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, MD

Carolyn Ingram
Director, New Mexico Medicaid, Medical Assistance Division, New Mexico Human Services Department, Santa Fe, NM

Debbie Chang
Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Nemours Health and Prevention Services, Newark, DE (Moderator)
2:45 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. A View from the Top: Executives Shaping Medicaid and Health Reform

Jennie Chin Hansen
President, AARP, Washington, DC

Michael A. Rashid
Executive Vice President, AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, Philadelphia, PA

Paul J. Diaz
President and Chief Executive Officer, Kindred Healthcare Inc., Louisville, KY

Dan Mendelson
President and Founder, Avalere Health, Former Associate Director for Health, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC (Moderator)
5:00 p.m. Adjournment




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